Coronavirus Pandemic Huntington’s NSW ACT response

We will need a plan “B” WORDS LEWIS  KAPLAN

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While this article will probably be way out of date by the time it reaches you, I wanted to give you a sense of what your association is looking at over the next few weeks and months.

First and foremost, we must take extra care, given we work with particularly vulnerable members of society. We have decided we must implement an even more cautious approach than the general public, so closed down all our group activities on 17 March as advised on our web-site and Facebook page.

First and foremost, we must take extra care, given we work with particularly vulnerable members of society.

The Board and staff have created a business continuity plan for the association. We are watching public health advisories closely, and have postponed all our group activities, such as support groups, art and music therapy program. Where possible, online alternatives such as teleconferences will be implemented.

Like many other smaller charities and businesses, the next few weeks and months will be very challenging, so any extra support we can receive from government and the community will be most welcome.

We are creating a Plan B for Walk for hope in case the pandemic still obliges us not to hold large gatherings six months from now.

Unfortunately, many of the events that raise money for vital Huntington’s support services have either been cancelled or postponed. together, we must still continue to provide what support services we can. so, if you are able, please consider making a donation, as if you were still attending a fundraising event  https://huntingtonsnsw.secure.force.com/causeican/Donate/2019.

We have also closed the association’s offices at the West Ryde office. staff have the capacity to work from home, so as much as possible it’s business as usual, with lots more video-conferences, phone calls and emails. Front-line services for NDis participants and Youth Program clients continue to be available remotely.

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